News Feed Discussions Could this be a hidden hernia ? Could this be a hidden hernia ?

  • drtowfigh

    July 4, 2015 at 5:36 am

    Could this be a hidden hernia ?

    Ok, good luck.

    Dr. Ramshaw can at the least confirm your diagnosis and point you in the right direction. Good luck with that and thanks for keeping us in the loop.

    CPR involves a lot of ab-work. I can imagine it can definitely irritate a hernia.

    Your CT did show a hernia of the right groin, and MRI confirmed it. The repeat CT scan you had recently should show the same. The reading may not have focused on it, which is not uncommon, unfortunately, as hernias are often not read or misread. This is the reason that I insist on reading my own images and do not rely on reports alone. We are trying to publish our results on exactly this problem, as we have noted that the majority of CT scans (70-80%) are either misread about hernias or no hernia is commented on at all, despite the fact that there is one on the image. Radiology is truly more of an art than a science.